The National Security Council has lifted all restriction on ehailing and taxi services giving them full autonomy to operate as per the licensing agreement.
During the RMCO, they were still subject to time and number of passenger limits, with the lifting they can carry as many customers based on their vehicle’s allowance and pick up at any time. This will enable for more operators to earn back their livelihood affected during the Covid-19 lockdown. However, passenger numbers are still low with many users continue to work from home or prefer driving to reduce contact with strangers.
Gig economy worker have been voicing their dissatisfaction over the stimulus package delivered by the Government, there has been little to no financial support for this community until recently when the second package was announced. In his speech, Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin allocated certain portion of the RM35 billion Economic Recovery Plan for the gig economy. These workers can now apply to SOCSO and register themselves for EIS benefits.